Many of you understand what makes halo 4 so bad, and i don’t want to dive to much into that. The thing I want to bring to light is why these bad things are in the game. Why such obviously terrible ideas made it to launch, and continue to exist. Why the game launched with a terribly hindered custom games, and such a horribly hindered match-making. Why the game would launch without a working file share. Why the game would launch with out a ranking system to appease competitive players.
I blame Call of Duty.
Actually, it’s because of call of duty, but not really it’s fault, if that makes any sense. It is more specifically due to COD’s popularity that 343i felt the need to speed up production on the game to beat out call of duty’s launch. They did this, hoping to attract more players, and maybe it did. However it is due to this that the game’s production missed a crucial phase where the community could tell them how bad the game is so that they could fix it, this is called beta. Sound familiar? That’s because we are in the beta we didn’t have a chance to participated in before the launch, now.
I know what your thinking, " But that doesn’t explain why they changed halo to be so bad in the first place…"
Still, i partially blame call of duty.
Again it is due to the popularity of COD that 343i felt the need to implement features that work wonderfully in call of duty, to Halo.
This is why we have all these things that we have never seen in any halo before…
Instant re-spawn(causes big maps like in COD)
Join in progress
Default Sprint (Causes big maps like in COD)
Customize-able classes/ load-outs
Armor skins and weapon skins
Perks ( some of which are copied and pasted from cod)
The inability to play multiple game types in a playlist (except in DLC)
I’m sure their are more, but this is just off the top of my head. List below if you can think of any more.
You can find all of these things in COD, while they may or may not have originated there, 343i ripped them from call of duty because it is so popular, in call of duty.
Problem is, all of these things work in call of duty, not in halo.